CAMPAIGN

One of the very most important aspects of W-BAD is campaigning. It is imperative that we bring the attention of key people to the benzodiazepine problem and ask for their support for pending initiatives, where they exist.

This involves contacting “key people” (mostly by email and/or letter)—but you can try via telephone too if you wish) in governmental/influential positions about benzodiazepine support (or the lack thereof), regulations, and legislation.

Currently, we have detailed instructions for campaigning in the UK, the US, and Japan for W-BAD 2017.  If you reside in the UK, US or Japan and complete the instructions (below) for those locations, please also complete the ‘Campaign from Anywhere’ section as well. If you do not reside in the US, UK, or Japan—the ‘Campaign from Anywhere’ section is all that you will need to complete.

Campaign by location:

United Kingdom

Campaign UK page

On this page, iatrogenic benzodiazepine victims, their friends, family, and the general public will be asked to contact the following:

There are also instructions for reporting your benzodiazepine drug adverse reaction/injury to the Yellow Card Scheme, for signing a petition that will be delivered to the Health Select Committee, and for joining a UK-specific activism group on Facebook if you would like.

United States

Campaign US page

On this page, iatrogenic benzodiazepine victims, their friends, family, and the general public will be asked to contact the following:

  • their State Medical Board
  • their Governor
  • their State Senators and Representatives
  • key contacts in the Department of Health/Department of Health and Human Resources (e.g., Commissioner of Health, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, etc.).
Canada

To campaign in Canada, W-BAD is asking that all Canadians complete an adverse event report to Health Canada by clicking here.

Complete all mandatory fields, marked by a *, and provide as much detail as possible for the remaining fields.

Japan

Campaign Japan page

W-BADジャパンのキャンペーンページ

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このページではベンゾジアゼピン系薬剤による薬害被害者、ご家族、また一般人は次の事をやってください。

  • 当局に手紙を出すこと。
  • 国家賠償の集団訴訟にご協力すること。

On this page, iatrogenic benzodiazepine victims, their friends, family, and the general public will be asked to complete the following:

  • Write letters to public officials
  • Complete recruiting applications for class action against the Japanese Government
Campaign from ANY LOCATION

Campaign from anywhere page

On this page, you will be directed to write an email to the Chairs and Members of the Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Massachusetts to support the bills pending hearing in the House and Senate. You can send your story from anywhere in the U.S. and internationally, there are no restrictions. (The hearing for these bills is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25th, so you will want to submit your stories ASAP).

  • Also, anyone can also sign the 2017 Health Select Committee Petition

If you would like to submit campaigning ideas and/or information for your country or location, please Contact Us with all of the relevant information that will be required to guide the public in participating.